COVID-19 and Mental Health (CMH) Initiative: News

COVID-19 and Mental Health (CMH) Initiative: News

Government of Canada and provincial partners support research addressing mental health impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians
October 9, 2020

As the national COVID-19 pandemic response continues, the Government of Canada and provincial partners are joining forces to address the mental health and substance use challenges facing Canadians, which have increased because of the pandemic.

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Meet new members of the COVID-19 and Mental Health Initiative Expert Advisory Panel
October 8, 2020

From the outset of the COVID-19 and Mental Health (CMH) Initiative, the external Expert Advisory Panel (EAP) has been a crucial resource to identify and advise on knowledge gaps, supporting Canadians’ mental health and substance use needs during the pandemic.

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Digital mental health treatment just as effective as in-person therapy: study
October 2, 2020

Researchers from the COVID-19 and Mental Health Initiative knowledge synthesis funding opportunity focus on post-traumatic stress injuries to Canadian military personnel, veterans and public safety personnel during COVID-19.

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How will COVID-19 change us as a global society? Will equity lose ground?
September 4, 2020

With millions out of work or locked down in their homes to halt the spread of the virus, other issues are exacerbated. One of them, notes Professor Nazilla Khanlou (Faculty of Health), is gender-based violence (GBV)...

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Letter from the Minister of Health regarding treatment and safer supply
August 24, 2020

Dear Colleagues: I am writing to you today to express my deepest concern about the ongoing and increasing harms experienced by Canadians who are suffering from problematic substance use. I am seeking your support...

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COVID-19 Mental Health Research website launches July 7 to support mental health and substance use needs of Canadians
July 7, 2020

As part of the Government of Canada’s rapid research response to COVID-19, the COVID-19 and Mental Health (CMH) Initiative has developed a user-friendly website...

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COVID-19 and Mental Health (CMH) Initiative Summer Outlook
June 25, 2020

As we move into the summer months, the COVID-19 and Mental Health (CMH) Initiative continues to grow and produce knowledge regarding mental health and substance use in the COVID-19 context...

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Lakehead researcher developing resources to support firefighter mental health during COVID-19
June 15, 2020

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research has awarded Lakehead University’s Dr. Kathryn Sinden with a $49,968 Knowledge Synthesis COVID-19 rapid response grant to spend six months developing resources to support...

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New Funding Opportunity Launches Today
June 10, 2020

As a part of the Government of Canada’s continued rapid response to address major health challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the third funding opportunity in CIHR’s COVID-19 and Mental Health (CMH) Initiative...

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Updates on Funding Opportunities and National Guidelines
June 3, 2020

The month of May saw rapid growth in the COVID-19 and Mental Health (CMH) Initiative, as well as the achievement of many crucial milestones that ensure the timely delivery of knowledge to Canadians who need it most.

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How We’re Supporting Mental Health During COVID-19
May 19, 2020

Mental health challenges and problematic substance use during the COVID-19 pandemic are significant, national health topics for many Canadians during this unprecedented time. The recently announced $115-million investment...

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Launch – Knowledge Synthesis: COVID-19 in Mental Health and Substance Use
April 30, 2020

On April 23, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Health Patty Hajdu announced a $115 million investment in Canada’s rapid research response to COVID-19. This includes the first funding opportunity in the COVID-19...

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Mental Health and Substance Use Responses to COVID-19
April 28, 2020

As the national COVID-19 pandemic response continues, it is clear that Canadians are experiencing a collective traumatic event. As we focus on keeping ourselves, our families and our loved ones physically safe and healthy...

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COVID-19: Message from the Scientific Director
March 30, 2020

The health and societal implications of COVID-19 are top-of-mind for every Canadian right now. Dramatic changes in the way we live our daily lives can mean heightened anxieties for individuals and families in this rapidly changing...

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